Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Azaleas -Evergreen Hybrids

Azaleas - Evergreen

All Azaleas fall into the Rhododendron family!
Azalea bushes thrive under the partial, filtered shade of pine, hickory and Oak, along with companion dogwood trees and camellia shrubs. Azalea plants prefer grown in partial shade, and when planted next to buildings, the north side offers protection from cold damage. The flowers of the azalea plant last longer in filtered pine tree shade because of the cooling effect. Pine tree straw, pine cones, and pine tree bark make excellent mulch under azaleas because it both cools and acidifies the soil. When planting azalea bushes, the shrub should be put into a landscaped hole containing 1/2 soil & 1/2 organic matter, such as peat moss, leaf gro or pine bark. Azalea plants are very shallow rooted and do not do well in compacted or heavy clay soils.

Azaleas love acidic soils, and a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 is perfect for vigorous growth. Watering may be essential if significant rainfall does not occur over two week period and fertilizing is usually not recommended. Fertilizer can burn the tender fibrous roots and may even kill the plant. If yellowing occurs in the leaves or leaf veins, Iron or Magnesium (Epsom salts) can correct the situation. NEVER put lime on an Azalea plant, not only is it wasting money, it can kill the plant.
Healthy Azaleas have bright green glossy leaves in the summer. If the leaves are dull green above and reddening below, that may signal phosphorous deficiency. It is ok to put a water soluble phosphorous fertilizer on the plant but AVOID NITROGEN!
Pruning should be done immediately after blooming to ensure good bloom the following season.
Azalea shrubs are propagated easily by taking a cutting about 8 inches long and placing the cut end about 2 inches deep in sand. These cuttings may root within a week during June and July, and the plant may grow another foot tall before being ready to be planted permanently.









* photo taken on April 11 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum


* photos taken on April 14 2010 in Columbia, MD










* photos taken on April 18 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.










































































Azalea - Belgian Indica Hybrids
Developed from Rhododendron simsii and unless noted are generally hardy zones 8 to 11
and reach up to 6 feet

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Albert Elizabeth
Flowers up to 3.7 inches across and are pale pink with darker edges. The throats of the flowers are spotted olive green.

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Chimes'
Flowers are semi-double, cup shaped and are intense purple-red

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Elsa Karga'
Double flowers are glowing red in color

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Gretel'
Double flowers are medium sized and white edged deep red. Compact growth habit.

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Helmut Vogel'
Intense purple-red double flowers over a long season

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Kelly's Cerise'
purplish-red double flowers

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Leopold Astrid'
Glossy foliage and large frilled, double flowers that are white and bordered in pink-red

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Only One Earth'
bright red, ruffled, hose in hose, semi-double flowers

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Orchidiflora'
semi-double medium pink flowers

Azalea ( Belgian Indica ) 'Red Wing'
An upright shrub reaching up to 6 feet in height with rich fuchsia rose ruffled hose in hose flowers up to 3 inches across. Sun tolerant and hardy to -5 F

Azalea ( Eden Hybrid ) 'Orange Delight'
A low dense shrub reaching up to only 2.5 feet with very large reddish orange flowers up to 4 inches across.
Hardy zones 6 to 9

Azalea ( Gable )
A group of hybrids that are generally hardy zones 6 to 8 unless otherwise stated

Azalea ( Gable ) 'Corsage'
Reaching up to 6 x 6 feet or more; this Azalea has abundant, lavender blooms up to 2.5 inches across.
Hardy north to zone 5b

Azalea ( Gable ) 'Herbert'
A dense, domed, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years, with an eventual maximum size of 5 x 6 feet.
The pointed leaves are glossy mid-green.
The frilled, hose in hose flowers, up to 2 inches across, are brilliant red purple with a darker blotch. They appear earlier than that of most evergreen hybrid Azaleas.
Hardy zones 6 to 8 ( tolerating -15 ).

Azalea ( Gable ) 'James Gable'
Reaching up to 6.6 feet with red, hose in hose flowers with a darker blotch.
Hardy north to zone 7

Azalea ( Gable ) 'Karen'
A fast growing, rounded to spreading, evergreen shrub, reaching up to 4 x 5 feet.
The foliage is deep green, turning to deep red during autumn.
The lilac-purple, trumpet-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers are borne during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 5a to 8. Thrives on acidic and even neutral soils.

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD






Azalea ( Gable ) 'Louisa Gable'
Spreading and dense, reaching up to 5 feet in height.
The semi-double flowers, up to 3 inches across, are pink with a darker blotch.

Azalea ( Gable ) 'Purple Splender'
A vigorous, upright shrub, reaching up to 6 x 7 feet.
The mid-green foliage turns orangish-red during winter.
The fringed, orchid-purple, hose in hose flowers, up to 2 inches across, are borne mid-season.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 ( tolerating -20 F ).

* photo taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD


Azalea ( Gable ) 'Springtime'

* photo taken on May 7 2014 @ London Town Gardens, Edgewater, MD


Azalea ( Gable ) 'Stewartsonian'
A fast growing ( up to 15 inches per year ), medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 5 x 4 feet in 10 years, with an eventual maximum size of 8 x 6 feet.
The glossy, very deep green foliage turns a rich deep red during winter.
The scarlet-red flowers are up to 2 inches across, are borne earlier than those of most evergreen hybrid Azaleas.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 ( tolerating -20 F ). It is sun tolerant.

* photo taken on Apr 2005 in Catonsville, MD


* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD






Azalea - ( Girard Hybrids )
Originating from Ohio, the Girard Hybrids are typically hardy north to zone 5 ( tolerating to at least -15 F ) and can eventually grow to 4 x 5 feet. The flowers are typically borne during mid-spring.

Azalea ( Girard ) 'Girard Crimson'
Reaching up to 4 x 4 feet with large, glossy foliage and dark red flower

* photo taken on May 10 2013 in Columbia, MD






Azalea ( Girard ) 'Girard Fuchsia'
A vigorous, dense, broad-domed shrub, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years, with an eventual maximum size of 6 x 6 feet.
The glossy deep green foliage turns to red during winter.
The frilled flowers are intense reddish-purple.
Hardy zones 5 to 8.

* photo taken on May 10 2013 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD






Azalea ( Girard ) 'Girard Hotshot'
A dense, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years, with an eventual maximum size of 6 x 5 feet.
The luxuriant glossy deep green foliage turns to brilliant orange-red during autumn and winter.
The vivid, orangish-red to scarlet-red flowers are up to 3 inches across.

* photos taken on May 7 2014 in Odenton, MD




* photos taken on Apr 2010 in Columbia, MD




Azalea ( Girard ) 'Girard Rose'
Compact in habit, reaching up to 5 x 5 feet with great age.
The deep green foliage turns to orangish-red during autumn then red-brown in the winter
The deep pink flowers are up to 2.5 inches across.

Azalea ( Girard ) ‘Silver Sword’
A rounded, small shrub, reaching a maximum size of 4 x 4 feet.
The deep green leaves are edged with white.
The ruffled, dark rose-purple ( with darker veins ) flowers are up to 2.5 inches across.



* photo taken on April 10 in Howard County, MD



* photos taken on Apr 26 2014 in Columbia, MD






Azalea ( Girard ) 'Variegated Hotshot'
Similar to 'Girard Hotshot' except reaching a maximum height of 4 feet, with foliage boldly edged in white.

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD








Azalea - ( Glenn Dale Hybrids ) - typically preferring warm summers and are hardy zones 7 to 8 ( 6 if sheltered ) unless otherwise stated

























* photo taken on July 1 2010 in Columbia, MD


Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Alight'
Mid season flowers up to 2.5 inches across are intense purple pink with a lighter center

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Allure'



* photos taken on May 7 2014 @ London Town Gardens, Edgewater, MD








Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Antares'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Aphrodite'
Medium size shrub up to 5 x 5 feet with shiny, dark green foliage. The light purplish-pink flowers are up to 2 inches across.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Boldface'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Bonanza'
Reaching up to 4 feet in height; the mid season blooms are intense purplish-pink and up to 2.5 inches across.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Buccaneer'
Orange red flowers blotched deeper red

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Chanticleer'
Reaching up to 5 feet tall with dark green foliage. The brilliant red-purple flowers are up to 2 inches across.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Chiloe'









Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Chloe'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Cinderella'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Damask'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Dauntless'
flowers are mauve-purple with a red eye

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Dayspring'
Reaching up to 5 x 6 feet; this Azalea is hardy to -10 F and has
flowers with white centers shading to a light purplish pink at the edges.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Dimitry'
Reaching up to 6 feet in height; this Azalea blooms singly with white flowers with purple-red flecks that are up to 2 inches across.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Dragon'
Brilliant red flowers

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Echo'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Fandango'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Fashion'
Vigorous and upright in habit, reaching up to 6 x 6 feet in 10 years or 8 feet with great age. This Azalea has deep green foliage that turns reddish in winter and salmon blooms up to 2 inches across. One of the faster growing Azaleas; rates up to 28 inches have been recorded though less than half that is average.
Hardy north to zone 6



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Firedance'
Up to 5 feet tall with 2 inch double intense rose-red glowing flowers.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Galaxy'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Gaiety'
Reaching up to 5 feet tall; this Azalea is an early season bloomer with purple-pink flowers with a darker blotch.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Geisha'
white flowers striped red

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Glacier'
A vigorous, spreading, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 5 x 5 feet in 10 years, with an eventual maximum size of 6 x 6 feet.
The foliage is glossy deep green all year.
The large white flowers are up to 3 inches across.
Hardy north to zone 6.



* photos taken on Apr 2010 @ U.S. National Arboetum, DC












Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Gladiater'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Jubilant'







Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Lullaby'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Martha Hitchcock'
A spreading, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 5 x 6 feet.
The large, white ( with thin magenta margin ), single flowers are up to 3 inches across.
Hardy zones 5b to 8 ( tolerating -15 ).

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Modesty'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Morgana'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Mother of Pearl'




Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Picador'





Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Pirate'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Prelate'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Quakeress'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Quest'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Red Bird'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Red Hussar'









Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Refrain'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Revery'
Reaches up to 4 feet tall with single, rose-red flowers up to 2.5 inches across

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Reward'









Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Sappho'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Silver Moon'
A broadly spreading shrub reaching up to 5 x 5 feet with bright green foliage and frilled, white flowers.

Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Surprise'
Dense and upright, reaching up to 4 feet in height.
The large, mid-season, deep coral-pink flowers, up to 3 inches across, are bordered with a broad white margin.
Hardy zones 6 to 8 ( tolerating -10 F )



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Tanager'
Reaching up to 5 x 5.5 feet with great age; this Azalea has intense purple-red flowers blotched darker





Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Templation'









Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Tomby'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Treasure'
Huge flowers up to 4 inches across!




Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Tristan'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Trouper'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Velvet'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Zealot'



Azalea ( Glenn Dale ) 'Zulu'

















Azalea ( Harris ) 'Fascination'
A vigorous growing, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years and an eventual maximum size of 5 x 7 feet.
The foliage is luxuriant deep green.
The huge single flowers, up to 5 inches across, are pink on the inside edged bright red on the petals.
Hardy zones 6 to 9

Azalea ( Hirado ) 'Hakura'







Azalea - Kaempferi
A group of hybrids hardy from zones 6 to 9 unless otherwise stated.

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Bengal Fire'
Orange-red flowers

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Dorset'

* photos taken on March 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum






Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Eddy'
Semi-double bright red flowers

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Fedora'
Reaches up to 5 feet in 10 years, eventually more, with deep purple-pink flowers

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'John Cairns'
Dense and upright, reaching up to 7 x 7 feet with bright green foliage and profuse deep orange red blooms

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Karen'
Reaching up to 5 x 5 feet with deep purplish-pink flowers.
The deep green foliage turns deep-red during autumn.
Hardy zones 4 +.

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Orange Beauty'
Reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years with deep green foliage and orange flowers flushed salmon.
Hardy north to zone 5b

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Palestrina'
Dense and upright, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet in 10 years, 6 feet in 20 years and eventually 10 feet.
The very showy, lightly fragrant, pure white ( with large yellowish-green flare ) flowers are up to 4 inches across.
Hardy zones 5a to 8 ( tolerating at least -20 F ).

Azalea ( Kaempferi ) 'Purple Triumph'
Deep purple flowers.

Azalea - Kurume
A family of hybrid Azaleas with large mid season blooms and mostly small ( up to 1 inch ), glossy dark green foliage. Most are slow growing, eventually reaching around 6 x 7 feet.
Karume Azaleas are typically hardy zones 7 to 9 unless otherwise noted. They can be prone to lacebug especially in sun.

















Azalea ( kurume ) 'Amoenum'
Reaches up to 8 feet tall and even wider and living over 100 years; this Azalea has vivid purple red flowers. The largest recorded is in Swarthmore, PA

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Anniversary'
Compact, low growing up to 2 feet in height with light purplish-pink flowers

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Aratama'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Azuma Kagami'
Slow growing and compact to 5 x 4 feet with glossy bright green foliage and small, deep salmon pink, hose in hose flowers.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Blaauw's Pink'
a dense compact shrub to 4 x 4 feet with deep green foliage and deep pink early spring flowers with a darker blotch.
Hardy north to zone 6b

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD








Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Christmas Cheer'
Hardy north to zone 6, moderate growing, dense and upright, reaching up to 7 feet or more with great age.
The single, bright crimson flowers are up to 1.3 inches across.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Coral Bells'
Moderate growing, dense and reaching up to 7 x 6 feet with great age; this Azalea produces abundant coral pink flowers up to an inch across in early spring.
Hardy north to zone 6b

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD
















Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Dogwood Red'
Reaching up to 4 x 5 feet and sun tolerant unlike most Azaleas. The flowers on this one are red and edged with white

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Dogwood Variegated'
Reaching up to 4 x 5 feet and sun tolerant unlike most Azaleas; this one has salmon pink flowers with white streaks. It can even grow in the heat of Phoenix, Arizona if planted in the shade.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Fukuhiko'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hardy Firefly'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hatsu Girl'
Reaching up to 4 feet in height with intense purple red flowers that are spotted pink in the throat

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hershey Red'
A vigorous grower, hardy north to zone 5 and reaching up to 6 x 8 feet with age. One of the faster growing Azaleas with a record growth rate of 28 inches recorded.
The deep green foliage turns to burgundy-red in the winter.
The double flowers, up to 2 inches across, are vibrant red

* photo taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD




Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hino Crimson'
A moderate growing ( up to 1 foot per year ), dense, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 6 x 5 feet. The maximum size possible is 10 x 10 feet after 50 years or so.
The abundant single flowers, up to 1.3 inches across, are deep red to purplish-red in color.
The glossy deep green foliage turns to red in winter. The leaves are up to 1.3 inches in length.
Hardy to -10 F.

* photo taken on April 10 in Howard County, MD


* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD










Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hinode Girl'
Moderate growing, compact and dense, reaching up to 5 x 5 feet with bright crimson red flowers, up to 1.5 inches across.
The glossy bright green foliage turns to deep red during the winter.
Hardy north to zone 6

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hino Mayo'
Reaches up to 8 feet with soft rose pink flowers


Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Hino Tsukasa'









Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Ima-shojo'



Azalea ( Kurume )'Irohayama'
Compact and dense, reaching up to 5 x 5 feet with glossy bright green foliage and flowers that are white with pale lavender margins.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Kagara'




Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Kagaribi'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Madonna'
semi-double white flowers

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Maya Fujin'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Mothers Day'
A dense low growing shrub to 4 x 6 feet or very rarely 6 feet in height.
The abundant flowers are up to 2 inches across and are scarlet in color.
Hardy north to zone 5b

Azalea ( kurume ) 'Oochi Yama'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Osaraku'
Also called Penelope Azalea; it can reach up to 5 feet with age with flowers that are soft light purple or lavender in color



* photo taken on May 7 2014 @ London Town Gardens, Edgewater, MD


Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Pink Pearl'
Hardy north to zone 6b and reaching up to 13 x 13 feet with great age. The semi double flowers are intense pink in color

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Red Robin'
More tolerant of sun than most Azaleas and can reach up to 3 x 5 feet. Flowers are intense red.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Rosebud'
Double, shell pink flowers on this shrub which can reach up to 3 x 4 feet in 10 years.
Hardy north to zone 5

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Santoi'
Also called A. 'Shin Utena'; this Azalea has pale salmon flowers up to 1.5 inches across

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Sherwood Red'
Reaching up to 5 x 4 feet in size with orange red flowers

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Show Girl'
small bright salmon-orange flowers

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Snowflake'
Reaching up to 5 feet in height; this Azalea has semi-double white flowers
Hardy north to zone 6b

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Tokunatsu'



Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Tradition'

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD












Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Usuyo'







Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Ward's Ruby'
A shrub reaching up to 5 feet that produces intense deep red flowwers
Hardy north to zone 6.

Azalea ( Kurume ) 'Yuro'







Azalea ( Linwood ) 'Hardy Gardenia'
A small to medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 3 feet, bearing pure white, double flowers during mid-spring.
The foliage is green throughout the year.
Hardy to -10 F.





Azalea ( Macrantha ) 'Flame Creeper'
A delightful creeping, moderate growing, evergreen groundcover shrub, reaching up to 2 x 4 feet.
The small leaves are glossy deep green.
The abundant, single flowers, up to 2 inches across, are vivid orange-scarlet. The flowers are borne late spring into early summer, around the same time as the Gumpo Satsuki Azalea series.
Hardy zones 6b to 9 ( tolerating -10 F ).

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia




* photos taken on June 11 2014 in Clarksville, MD




Azalea ( Robin Hill ) 'Condo'



Azalea ( Robin Hill ) 'Conversation Piece'
Fast growing ( up to 2 feet per year ), spreading, mounding, medium-sized shrub, reaching up to 4 x 10 feet
The huge, light pink flowers, up to 3.5 inches across, are borne during late spring.
Zones 6 to 8 ( tolerating -10 F ).

Azalea ( Robin Hill ) 'Nancy of Robin Hill'
Low growing, reaching up to 2 feet, bearing bright pink ( with rose-pink flare ), double flowers, up to 2 inches across, during late spring.
Zones 6 to 8 ( tolerating -10 F ).

Azalea - Satsuki Hybrids
Late blooming Azaleas that make excellent landscape plants but are also commonly used for bonsai in Japan. They are usually used for mass plantings. The leaves are small, up to 1 inch in length. The blooms appear after that of most evergreen Azaleas, during late spring into early summer. Hardy zones 6 to 9 ( protected sites in 6 ) preferring partial shade.

Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Amaghasa'
Deep pink flowers up to 3.5 inches across.

Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gettoku'

* photos taken on May 1 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.




Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gumpo Lavender'
Reaching up to 4 x 5 feet with large, lavender, single flowers.

Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gumpo Pink'
Reaching up to 3 x 5 feet with great age; this Azalea has ruffled, single, pink ( edged in white ) flowers that are up to 3 inches across.
The foliage is small and glossy.

* photos taken on May 25 2014 in Columbia, MD




* photos taken on June 6 2014 in Columbia, MD










* photos taken on July 23 2014 in Columbia, MD




* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC


Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gumpo Red'
Similar to 'Gumpo pink' except with rose-red flowers.

Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gumpo Salmon'
Similar to 'Gumpo Pink' but with ruffled flowers that are salmon-pink.

* photo taken on June 15 2014 in Columbia, MD


Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Gumpo White'
Reaching up to 3 x 5 feet with great age; this Azalea has ruffled, single, white flowers, up to 3 inches across. The flowers may sometimes have the occasional purple flake.
The foliage is small and glossy.

* photos taken on June 1 2010 in Columbia, MD




* photo taken on June 15 2014 in Columbia, MD


* photos taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014






Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Kaempo'
Reaching up to 2 x 3 feet in 10 years and eventually up to 4 x 4 feet with wavy edged, single, light pink blooms

Azalea ( Satsuki ) 'Shirafuji'



Azalea - Shammarello Hybrids

Azalea 'Elsie Lee'
An upright, rounded, evergreen shrub, reaching up to 5 x 5 feet.
The glossy deep green foliage turns to orange or red during autumn.
The lavender-pink, very large, semi-double flowers, up to 3 inches across, are borne during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 5b to 9.

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD




Azalea - Southern Indica Hybrids
Generally large growing, vigorous and sun tolerant.
The foliage is large, up to 3 inches in length.
They can reach up to 10 x 10 feet or sometimes even 12 feet and are hardy zones 8 to 11 unless otherwise noted. Preferring partial shade, established plants are more sun tolerant than most Azaleas.

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Alba Magnifica'
Vigorous growing and tolerant of full sun; this azalea has fragrant, large white flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Alphonse Anderson'
Reaching up to 6 feet with light pink flowers blotched darker.

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Brilliant'
Flowers are deep pink blotched purple-red

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Concinna'
Violet flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Desiree'
Bright green foliage and deep pink flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Formosa'
Reaching up to 12 x 10 feet with 3.5 inch flowers that are deep red-purple blotched darker

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'GG Gerbing'
Moderate growing up to 12 x 8 feet with white flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'George T Taber'
Moderate growing, reaching up to 12 x 8 feet with single, orchid pink flowers up to 3 inches across

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Glory of Sunninghill'
The large, up to 2 inch flowers are single and orange-red in color

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Magnifica'
Reaches up to 5 x 5 feet in size with large, slightly fragrant, violet color flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Pink Lace'
Flowers are light pink except for the throat which is rose and the petal margins which are white.

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'Snow Prince'
Very profuse white flowers

Azalea ( Southern Indica ) 'White Lace'
Pure white flowers



Azalea ( Unknown ) 'Anna Kehr'
Vigorous growing up to 4 x 4 feet with double, dark pink tinged purple blooms. Easy to grow and hardy zones 7 to 9

Azalea ( Unknown ) 'Blue Baron'
A compact plant reaching up to 4 x 4 feet with rich green foliage that turns bronze in winter. The flowers are indigo blue.


Azalea ( Unknown ) 'Chippewa'
Dwarf and spreading, reaching up to 2.5 feet in 10 years. This Azaleas has rose pink flowers up to 1.7 inches across in early summer extending the Azalea blooming season.
Hardy zones 7 to 9

Azalea ( Unknown ) 'Lemur'
Reaching up to 2 x 3.5 feet and is absolutely covered in intense deep pink flowers in mid spring. Foliage is an attractive reddish color in the winter. Hardy zones 6 to 9

Azalea ( Vuyk ) 'Blue Danube'
Reaching up to 3 x 5 feet ( rarely 5 x 5 feet ) with deep green foliage and intense violet blue flowers with deep purple-red midribs.
Hardy to -15 F.

Azalea ( Vuyk ) 'Christina'
Reaching up to 6 x 6 feet or rarely 10 feet; this Azalea has large purplish-pink flowers.

Azalea ( Vuyk ) 'Johanna'
Vigorous, reaching up to 6 x 5 feet with shiny, deep green foliage that turns stunning red-purple in the fall and winter.
The semi-double flowers are stunningly intense deep red.
Hardy north to zone 6

* photos taken on Apr 2010 in Columbia, MD




Azalea ( Vuyk ) 'Vuyk's Scarlet'
Compact and dense, reaching up to 3 x 5 feet with profuse bright scarlet red flowers up to 2 inches across and very glossy,bright green foliage. Hardy north to zone 5

WESTON HYBRIDS

Azalea ( Weston ) 'Abigail Adams'
Mounding and spreading in habit, reachingu p to 4 feet in height.
The large flowers are bright pink.
Hardy zones 6a to 8 ( tolerating -15 F ).

Azalea ( Weston ) 'Bixby'
A low, spreading, semi-evergreen shrub, reaching up to 2 feet in height.
The large flowers are intense scarlet-red.
Hardy zones 5b to 8 ( tolerating -20 F ).

Additional Azalea photos taken during April 2010













* photos taken on April 22 2010 @ Brighton Dam in Howard County, MD







































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